Waikiti hut

This hut is situated in the headwaters of the Waikiti river on a flat that is partly grass but largely tall scrub. Until about a year ago it was a challenging walk to reach the hut because of heavily overgrown tracks & windfalls/snow damage. This has changed with DOC having cut the up valley track about a year ago.

Looking west over Rochfort Basin • By glennj. Licence: C.
Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 6
6
Facilities
Open fireplace
Water supply
No water
Getting there
Getting there
1/ The easiest way now is up the Waikiti valley from the road bridge. The track starts on the TR. Post the track cutting it takes approx 4hrs. 2/ Through an unnamed saddle from the Trent River. Easily spotted on a map ESE of the hut. Untracked but good going. 3/ Via Crane Creek, Rochfort Basin & Logjam Creek. This route is described in Sven Brabyn's guidebook. The tracks are a bit overgrown but followable and the Rochfort basin hut has gone. Allow a full day to get to the hut this way.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
445m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BU21
Map
ID 5737

About this hut

Added 28 August 2010 by glennjglennj. 1 revision 29 August 2010 by glennjglennj.
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